About Us

American House: A Legacy of Caring and Innovation

Working in the health care industry in the early 70s, Bob Gillette discovered an unmet need and pioneered the solution we now know as senior housing. American House Senior Living Communities was founded in 1979 to enrich the lives of seniors and their loved ones in an environment that fosters independence, compassion, quality care and meaningful relationships. 

Ahead of his time, Bob knew the key to success was the right team, so he hired for heart first, then empowered his employees with the training and tools they needed to execute with excellence. In 2008, after creating a solid foundation, he secured the growth of the business by partnering with long-time friend Dale Watchowski, President and CEO of REDICO, a full service commercial real estate enterprise. 

Today, American House continues to expand its reach and strengthen its influence under Dale’s leadership. His commitment to passionate care provided by compassionate people is evident in the listening tours he conducts and the countless smiles and hugs happening in our communities across Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, New Hampshire and Florida.  

American House is a best-in-class innovative senior housing company creating sustainable value for our residents and their families, and our employees, referral sources and investors. Together, we foster meaningful relationships that create memorable moments.

We are always interested in pursuing Senior Housing acquisition and development opportunities. Click below to learn more:

Acquisitions & Development

Dale Watchowski
President & CEO
Rob Gillette
COO & Principal
Paul Stodulski
Chief Administrative Officer & CFO
Joe Schwartz
Principal & Member of the Board
Debra Williams
Chief Human Resources Officer
Samantha Eckhout
Senior Vice President of Development
Kevin Carden
Senior Vice President of Acquisitions
Brianne Zitko
Senior Vice President of Growth Strategy
Wolfgang Ebenbichler
Vice President of Hospitality
Schekesia Meadough, BSN, RN, CDP
Vice President of Quality & Clinical Operations
Marina Galu
Vice President of Operations - Midwest
Sheila Darga, LPN
Vice President of Operations - Licensed Communities
Sean Dimas
Vice President of Operations - Florida
Jodie Audia, RN, BSN
Corporate Director of Wellness
Erika Bohnenstiel
Director of Human Resources
Andy Carroll
Director of Investments
Gary Deeg
Director of Physical Plant & Maintenance
Natalie Parraghi
Director of Asset Management
Judd Pietrosante
Director of Physical Plant & Construction
Alison Tackett
Senior Controller